Until I get internet access at home, we’ll have to settle for what I can do with my phone. At least I have good cell service and I can upload photos now!
I figured I should take a few photos of my Disocactus flagelliformis (Rat Tail Cactus), since it’s been such a good sport for me. While I was away, it not only survived; it actually grew. It took freezing temperatures, blazing heat, dire lack of water, and anything else thrown its way. Granted, it took some damage with the cold weather.
It is really looking better recently. I think it likes sitting on top of a fluorescent light. You can easily tell where the new growth is occuring by looking for the soft pink spines. Once they lose that neon hue, they aren’t quite so soft. Not deadly, but not comfortable.
Usually a new arm will sprout next to some sort of damage to the cactus, but sometimes they just show up for no apparent reason. I don’t mind it at all. The more arms, the better!
Even though winter isn’t technically over, it is over for my plants. No more cold and dark days or nights! I may have to deal with winter weather for a few months every year, but at least I don’t have to deal with tropical storms or hurricanes.